At Ley Hill School physical activity is paramount. We firmly believe that regular physical exercise and healthy eating have a great impact on the well-being of the whole child. At any time of the school day, children can be seen enjoying some form of physical activity whether playtime, curriculum or extra-curricular time. All pupils experience at least three hours of physical activity each week.
We truly believe that there is a sport for all pupils whatever their talent and preference. We offer a wide variety of activities to suit all tastes, ranging from football and netball to table tennis and dance. We are blessed with great facilities: a large field with a fitness trail, two spacious playgrounds with climbing frames, a climbing wall, outdoor table tennis table and a school hall.
Competition is encouraged through intra-school events such as Sports Days and Skipathons. Each half term, every class participates in an intra-school competition within their house groups - this is normally linked to the games lessons they have been having that half term. All pupils, from Reception to Year 6, compete in at least two inter-school competitions each year organised by the Schools Sports Partnership and links made with other schools. This Autumn, we are hoping to join other schools in a local league where Year 5 and 6 pupils will compete against other Chesham schools.
We enjoy strong community links with local clubs. For example we reciprocate facilities and resources with the local cricket club and the local Chesham tennis club.
We welcome visits from sports personalities have thoroughly enjoyed visits from Andy Lewis, para gold medalist. Following this the children raised over £700 through their Christmas shows for the Arctic One Foundation who support young disabled people to get into sport.